Week 19 Preview: Phoenix Rising v San Antonio FC

Match Details: Phoenix Rising v San Antonio FC, Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, Scottsdale, AZ. Saturday July 29th 2017 8pm MST (10pm CST)

Phoenix Rising Form:LWDDD
San Antonio FC Form: DDDLW

Phoenix Rising 2017 League Record: 6-4-6-22pts – 11th
San Antonio FC 2017 League Record: 10-7-1-37pts – 3rd

Phoenix Rising Last Match Summary (v Tulsa Roughnecks):
Tulsa Rougnecks tore apart Phoenix Rising last weekend asthey defeated Phoenix Rising 3-0 in a score line that flatters Tulsa somewhat. Phoenix responded to a difficult first half bringing on two substitutes at the half to try and change the match in Jason Johnson and Shaun Wright-Phillips. Those changes saw Phoenix get more control of the match, but with a two goal deficit they couldn’t overcome it, and fell to a big 3-0 loss.

Statistical Note:This match marks San Antonio FC’s 50th league match, after adisappointing first season, San Antonio FC’s second season has seen them jumptheir average above .500 and should they win their Goal Difference will goabove the San Antonio Scorpions’ differential.

Key of the Match:Jason Johnson takes on his former employer, Johnson currently sits in fourth place onthe all time San Antonio FC goal scorers list with nine total goals. But hesits well down the list in the league goalscorers list, 10th with just three goals. Surely Johnson will be hungry to score another league goal in San Antonio after a disappointing season in 2016.

Prediction: Phoenix Rising 0 San Antonio FC 0


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